Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Los Angeles Kings

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on […] READ MORE


2021 IIHF World Championship Worth Watching

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Canada started the Men’s 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship with two losses. This hasn’t happened – ever – in either the IIHF World Championship or Olympic competition. Dropping the opener to Latvia 2-0 was jarring; following that with a 5-1 loss to the US was unheard of. Then Germany beat them 3-1. What […] READ MORE



Diving into Aleksander Barkov’s 2020-21 Selke-Like Season

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Aleksander Barkov has come back for the 2020-21 season looking for vengeance. He posted his fourth-lowest season in point totals last season, with 62 points in 66 games. Many around the league saw Barkov’s season as a down year, despite finishing second on the team in points. Nonetheless, Barkov came into the abbreviated season as […] READ MORE


NHL Predictions for February 16th – Late Games

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Welcome back to NHL Predictions, February 16th edition! Each day, the Last Word on Hockey team will break down every game and give our NHL predictions for each game. This is the late game slate of NHL Predictions. Be sure and check out the early rounds of NHL Predictions too. NHL Predictions Nashville Predators vs. Dallas […] READ MORE


Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks Legacy: California

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We’ve reached the third piece in our tribute series to San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton. Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Brilliance Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Folklore Now: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: California Next: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Toronto In this article, we bring in his two most noted rivals and how they were central in […] READ MORE